Hi there! I'm Marissa. ♥
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This is my little bloggish type thing. Sometimes I post art and doodles, but mostly I just post whatever. Basically it's my little art, video games, steampunk, and other random crap dump. [ READ MORE ]
June 12th
6:01 AM
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fangirling-so-hard-rn:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scaryThey
use tools
Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
Have huge brains for birds
like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
they are scary smart at solving puzzles
some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
they can remember faces
SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.
Guys I’m really scared of crows now.(q) 

fangirling-so-hard-rn:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scary
They

  • use tools
  • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
  • Have huge brains for birds
  • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
  • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
  • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
  • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
  • they can remember faces
  • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
  • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
(q

June 5th
7:12 PM
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What The Eyes Reveal: 10 Messages My Pupils are Sending You

between-the-shelves:

Our pupils, the black holes which let light into the eyes, don’t just help us see, they also signal what’s going on in our minds.

Here are 10 pieces of psychological research which show how changes in pupil size reveal many aspects of thought.

1. I’m thinking hard

Look into my eyes and ask me to name the cigar-smoking founder of psychoanalysis and you won’t see much change in my pupil size. The name Sigmund Freud comes easily to my lips.

But ask me to explain the laws of cricket and watch my pupils expand.

That’s because research has shown that the harder your brain works, the more your pupils dilate. When Hess and Polt (1964) gave participants more and more difficult tasks to complete, their pupils got bigger and bigger.

2. My brain is overloaded

Keep watching my eyes closely and you’ll spot the point when explaining the laws of cricket gets too much.

Poock (1973) reported that when participants’ minds were loaded to 125% of their capacity, their pupils constricted.

It’ll be trying to explain a googly that will do it. (Don’t ask).

3. I’m brain damaged

The reason doctors and paramedics flash a light in patients’ eyes is to check their brains are working normally (and because it’s such an easy test to do). They use the acronym PERRL: the Pupils should be Equal, Round and Reactive to Light.

If my brain is broken, say, because I’ve had a bump on the noggin, you won’t see PERRL. There may well be other extremely subtle clues, like the blood pouring from my head.

4. You’re holding my interest

The size of my pupils can also signal whether I’m interested in what you’re saying.

White and Maltzman (1977) had participants listening to excerpts from three books: one was erotic, another involved mutilation while a third was neutral.

Their pupils widened at first for all three. But they only remained wide for the passages that were erotic or involved mutilation.

I’m likely to be interested in anything new, so my pupils will dilate a bit at first, but they’ll only stay dilated if I continue to be interested.

5. You’re turning me on

If things take a sexual turn then our eyes are also involved. Both men and women’s pupils expand when they are sexually aroused (e.g. Bernick et al., 1971).

However, not everyone agrees big pupils are a signal of sexual arousal. It tends to get tested by showing nude pictures to people and some argue that we’re just really interested in the nude form.

6. You disgust me

Just as my pupils increase in size when I’m interested or turned on, so they constrict when I’m disgusted.

Hess (1972) showed people pictures of injured children. First people’s pupils dilated because of the shock and then they constricted to try and avoid the troubling images.

7. Whether I’m liberal or conservative

Should you happen to be carrying around pictures of politicians you might be able to work out whether I’m a liberal or a conservative just from my pupil size.

Barlow (1969) showed people pictures of Lyndon Johnson, George Wallace and Martin Luther King, Jr.. The liberals’ pupils dilated when they saw fellow liberals Johnson and King but constricted when they saw conservative Wallace. Conservatives showed the opposite pattern.

8. I’m in pain

If you’ve had enough of this article now and want to cause me some pain in return, then why not stab me with a pencil? If you’re watching closely you’ll see my pupils dilate.

Chapman et al. (1999) fired small electric shocks into people’s fingertips and measured how much their pupils dilated. At maximum intensity the pupils dilated by about 0.2mm.

But that was only to a relatively tame current. Imagine what you could do to my pupils if you plugged me into the mains.

9. I’m on drugs

…and you can narrow down the type by looking at my pupils.

Some drugs, like alcohol and opioids cause the pupils to constrict. Others, like amphetamine, cocaine, LSD and mescaline cause them to dilate.

Police officers know this and some use it as one way of checking if someone is off their face. They generally look for pupils constricted to either less than 3mm or dilated to more than 6.5mm (Richman et al. 2004).

10. My personality

This one is not strictly related to pupil dilation, but it’s too good to leave out.

If you look closely at the coloured part of my eye, the iris, you might even get some clues as to my personality (Larsson et al., 2007).

Look closely for ‘crypts’ in my eyes (lines going away from the iris, labelled 1 above) and this suggests I’m a warm, tender-minded person. If you see furrows (labelled 3 above), then, watch out, I’m impulsive.

It seems that the same gene, Pax6, which affects part of the brain associated with approach-related behaviours (the left anterior cingulate cortex, if you really want to know) also induces tissue deficiencies in the iris.

Too small to see?

As you’ll have noticed, the same pupil response can mean different things, although generally when the pupils dilate it sends a positive message and when they constrict it’s a negative one. But exactly what it means depends on the situation (and whether someone has turned on a light).

This is all good fun to know, but can we really detect these tiny changes in people’s pupil size?

According to an fMRI imaging study, change in pupil size may be difficult for us to notice consciously, but we do seem to pick up on these very small changes unconsciously (Demos et al., 2008).

So changes in pupil size may be experienced, along with other verbal and nonverbal signals, as a gut instinct to either approach someone or run like hell.

Whether or not the eyes are windows to the soul, the pupils are certainly windows to the mind.

April 15th
2:24 PM
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inconnudeus:

天使的詩。

inconnudeus:

天使的詩。

January 15th
6:01 AM
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heysawbones:

Pillow Castle of Pittsburgh, PA’s first-person puzzler tech demo.

I’m not going to describe it. Just watch. You’ll lose your shit.

October 3rd
2:24 PM
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porkandthebeans:

danathetimelord:

spookstraife:

foxinahumancostume:

colonel-mustang:

jhenne-o-lantern:

tragic-french-intimacy:



Please consider a reblog— this could save a life

Human transmutation Circle.

Please reblog, this could save a limb.

or your brother

wont bring back your mom though



OH MY GOD

porkandthebeans:

danathetimelord:

spookstraife:

foxinahumancostume:

colonel-mustang:

jhenne-o-lantern:

tragic-french-intimacy:

image

Please consider a reblog— this could save a life

Human transmutation Circle.

image

Please reblog, this could save a limb.

or your brother

wont bring back your mom though

image

OH MY GOD

June 18th
12:01 PM
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odditiesoflife:

Montaña Mágica Lodge

Deep in southern Chile lies the Montaña Mágica Lodge (Magic Mountain Lodge). An extraordinary hotel hidden in the center of a 300,000 acre private nature reserve. The small, 13 room hotel is built in the shape of a volcano that spews water instead of lava. The exterior is covered in rainforest moss and vines and its entrance is only accessible via a suspended, swinging rope bridge. The outdoor hot tubs are carved from the trunks of giant trees. The lodge is located in Los Rios which is within the stunning Huilo-Huilo Unesco biosphere reserve, 242 square miles of lush nature, filled with wildlife.

June 13th
7:12 PM
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nekoama:

merlin:

geektrooper:

Coolest kid ever.

100% cool. The scooter is amazing!

This kid rules.

Absolutely spectacular

April 7th
12:01 PM
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meenmeen:

Aeroflorale II - La Machine by frashier http://flic.kr/p/8yxKu5

meenmeen:

Aeroflorale II - La Machine by frashier http://flic.kr/p/8yxKu5

March 15th
6:00 AM
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monarobot:

Some Pokeymans: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur as ancient mayan beasts. 
The dots underneath each drawing are their numbers in maya numerals. 

monarobot:

Some Pokeymans: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur as ancient mayan beasts. 

The dots underneath each drawing are their numbers in maya numerals. 

February 7th
12:01 PM
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xiidogsmiles:

vvolare:

North Carolina-based sculptor Patrick Dougherty weaves dreamlike sculptures out of woods, twigs, vines, and any such natural tree-derived materials available to him.

AH HE BUILT ONE ON OUR CAMPUS, OUR ART BUILDING ACTUALLY KIND OF LIKE AN ART BUILDING NOW

amazing!